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Reference : HC 30

Author(s) : Chauke, MA., LJ. Shai, MA. Mogale, MP. Tshisikhawe, MP. Mokgotho
Title : Medicinal plant use of villagers in the Mopani district, Limpopo province, South Africa Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med. 12(3):9-26 (2015) http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ajtcam.v12i3.2
Reference HC 30 has information about 43 plants :
Acacia nigrescens Oliv.
Official name : Acacia nigrescens Oliv.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery, stem bark of Acacia nigrescens, boiled and administered for dysentry
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : mokgwalo (Local Name), knob thorn (English)
Acacia rehmanniana Schinz
Official name : Acacia rehmanniana Schinz
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) persistent headache, leaves of Acacia rehmanniana, burnt and inhaled
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : mosemane (Local Name), silky thorn (English)
Aloe sp.
Official name : Aloe sp.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(000), H(171)
Recipes : H(000) leaves of Aloe sp. used in mixtures with different plants for treatment of all kinds of diseases. Boiled thoroughly and juice drunk
H(171) diabetes mellitus, leaves of Opuntia ficus-indica are boiled with leaves of Momordica balsamina and Aloe sp. The extract is drunk by the patients
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : aloe (Local Name), aloe vera (English)
Aptosimum lineare Marloth & Engl.
Official name : Aptosimum lineare Marloth & Engl.
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(020), H(103)
Recipes : H(004) wound healing, roots or whole plant of Aptosimum lineare are used
H(004) tissue repair, H(020) snake bite, leaves of Aptosimum lineare heated (on fire) and applied on affected area
H(103) toothache, whole plant
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : maropolane (Local Name),veld violet (English)
Asparagus concinnus Kies
Official name : Asparagus concinnus Kies
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(000), H(100), H(201)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhoea, roots of Asparagus concinnus Roots boiled to treat gonorrhoea
H(000) roots boiled to treat in mixtures for treatment of all diseases
H(201) leaves used to stop rain.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : lefalatsamaru (Local Name), asparagus (English)
Blepharis sp.
Official name : Blepharis sp.
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, roots of Blepharis spp are boiled and given to patient to drink
H(004) open wounds, roots are grinded and put as a paste on open wounds
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : molomanama (Local Name), creeping Blepharis (English)
Cassia abbreviata Oliv.
Official name : Cassia abbreviata Oliv.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(100), H(104), H(139), H(171)
Recipes : H(033) fertility, H(139) erectile dysfunction, stem bark of Cassia abbreviata boiled or soaked in water. Extract drunk by patients..
H(171) diabetes mellitus, stem bark of Cassia abbreviata boiled or soaked in water. Extract drunk by patients
H(100) sexually transmitted infections, roots / stem bark boiled and extract administered for all STI’s
H(104) stomach complaints, stem bark and roots boiled and drunk
H(104) stomach complaints, stem bark of Peltoforum africanum inmmersed in water with Cassia abbreviata
H(199) AIDS (HIV), roots of Cassia abbreviata in decoction together with roots of Terminalia sericea and Ozoroa paniculosa
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : molomanama (Local Name), longtail cassia (English)
Cassia italica (Mill.) Spreng.
Official name : Cassia italica (Mill.) Spreng.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna italica Mill.
Symptoms : H(000), H(100)
Recipes : H(000), roots of Senna italica, used in mixtures with different plants for treatment of all kinds of diseases as stomach complaints
H(100) sexually transmitted infections, roots boiled in mixtures and administered to all STI patients
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : setlommana (Local Name), neutral henna (English)
Cassine transvaalensis (Burtt Davy) Codd
Official name : Cassine transvaalensis (Burtt Davy) Codd
Family : Celastraceae
Synonyms : Elaeodendron transvaalense (Burtt Davy) R. H. Archer
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach complaints, bark of Elaeodendron transvaalense immersed in water and extract drunk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : monamane (Local Name), anthill saffron (English)
Colophospermum mopane (Benth.) J. Léonar
Official name : Colophospermum mopane (Benth.) J. Léonar
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Colophospermum mopane (J.Kirk ex Benth.) J.Kirk ex J.Léonard
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) baby stomach complaints, leaves of Colophospermum mopane chewed and spitted into baby’s mouth
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : mohlanare (Local Name), balsam tree (English)
Combretum imberbe Wawra
Official name : Combretum imberbe Wawra
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(037) cough, leaves of Combretum imberbe, decoction, VO.
H(078) cancer, root or stem bark of Combretum imberbe, decoction, VO. Burnt and ash applied to tumours
H(078) cancer, ash of roots of Dichrostachys cineria mixed with ash of Combretum imberbe, applied to tumour
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : mmoto (Local Name), leadwood (English)
Cordia grandicalyx Oberm.
Official name : Cordia grandicalyx Oberm.
Family : Boraginaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000), roots of Cordia grandicalyx used in mixtures for treatment of different ailments
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : mothobathobe (Local Name), largefruit saucerbush (English)
Dichrostachys cinerea subsp. africana Brenan & Brummitt
Official name : Dichrostachys cinerea subsp. africana Brenan & Brummitt
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(078), H(100), H(139)
Recipes : H(033) fertility, H(139) erectile dysfunction, roots of Dichrostachys cinerea used in mixtures with different plants and for treatment of all kinds of diseases
H(078) cancer, ash of roots of Dichrostachys cineria mixed with ash of Combretum imberbe, applied to tumour
H(100) sexually transmitted infections, roots of Dichrostachys cinerea subsp. Africana boiled in mixtures for all STI’s
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : moreetse (Local Name), sicklebush (English)
Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman
Official name : Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman
Family : Musaceae
Synonyms : Musa ensete J.F. Gmel.
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) sexually transmitted infections, roots of Ensete ventricosum boiled in mixtures for all STI’s
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : banana (Local Name), ethiopian banana (English)
Euclea divinorum Hiern
Official name : Euclea divinorum Hiern
Family : Ebenaceae
Synonyms : Euclea keniensis R.E. Fries
Symptoms : H(027z)
Recipes : H(027z) continuos mesntuation, stem bark of Pappea capensis in mixtures with Euclea divinorum and Grewia hexamita
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Euclea natalensis subsp. angustifolia F. White
Official name : Euclea natalensis subsp. angustifolia F. White
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(100), H(171)
Recipes : H(033) fertility, H(027z) continuos mesntuation, roots of Euclea natalensis, together with roots of Grewia hexamita and Parinari capensis boiled and drunk. Also used to improve fertility
H(100) sexually transmitted infections, roots of Euclea natalensis boiled in mixtures
H(104) stomach complaints, H(171) diabetes mellitus, roots of Euclea natalensis subsp. angustifolia, boiled may also be mixed with other materials sourced from other plants.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : mohlakola (Local Name), large-leaved guarri(English)
Ficus abutilifolia (Miq.) Miq.
Official name : Ficus abutilifolia (Miq.) Miq.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(139)
Recipes : H(033) fertility, H(139) erectile dysfunction, roots /stem bark of Ficus abutilifolia boiled in mixtures
H(100) sexually transmitted infections, roots/stem bark of Ficus abutilifolia boiled in mixtures for all STI’s
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : mofa (Local Name), arge-leaved rock fig (English)
Gomphrena celosioides Mart.
Official name : Gomphrena celosioides Mart.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(100), H(171)
Recipes : H(100) sexually transmitted infections, leaves of Gomphrena celosioides boiled and used in mixtures for treatment of STI’s
H(171) diabetes mellitus, roots of Gomphrena celosioides used as part of mixtures for treatment of diabetes mellitus
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : lebolomo la naga (Local Name),soft khaki weed (English)
Gossypium herbaceum subsp. africanum (G. Watt) Vollesen
Official name : Gossypium herbaceum subsp. africanum (G. Watt) Vollesen
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(053)
Recipes : H(053) ear ache, the cotton 'Gossypium herbacium ) is inserted into the ear
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : lekudu (Local Name), levant cotton (English)
Grewia flavescens Juss.
Official name : Grewia flavescens Juss.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, roots of Grewia flavescens used as part of mixtures for treatment of diabetes mellitus
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : mopharantshone (Local Name), sandpaper raisin (English)
Grewia hexamita Burret
Official name : Grewia hexamita Burret
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(027z), H(033)
Recipes : H(027z) continuos mesntuation, stem bark of Pappea capensis in mixtures with Euclea divinorum and Grewia hexamita
H(033) fertility, H(027z) continuos mesntuation, roots of Euclea natelensis, together with roots of Grewia hexamita and Parinari capensis boiled and drunk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Grewia villosa Willd.
Official name : Grewia villosa Willd.
Family : Tiliaceae
Synonyms : Grewia echinulata Del.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, roots of Grewia villosa used as part of mixtures for treatment of diabetes mellitus
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : mopharantshone big (Local Name), mallow raisin (English)
Gymnosporia buxifolia (L.) Szyszyl.
Official name : Gymnosporia buxifolia (L.) Szyszyl.
Family : Celasraceae
Symptoms : H(077), H(104)
Recipes : H(077), H(104) stomach complaints, leaves of Gymnosporia buxifolia crushed and immersed in water.VO.
H(077) also drunk to stop vomiting
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : sephatwa (Local Name), common spike-thorn (English)
Helinus integrifolius (Lam.) Kuntze
Official name : Helinus integrifolius (Lam.) Kuntze
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(100)
Recipes : H(033) fertility, roots of Vangueria infuasta and roots of Helinus intergrifolius boiled and drunk for fertility. Used after first treatment with Sanseviera hyancinthiodes
H(100) sexually transmitted infections, roots of Helinus intergrifolius boiled in combination with other plants to treat STI’s.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : morakane (Local Name), soap creeper (English)
Indigofera nebrowniana J.B. Gillett
Official name : Indigofera nebrowniana J.B. Gillett
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(075)
Recipes : H(075) roots of Indigofera nebrowniana chewed for stimulation of appetite.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : monantane (Local Name)
Momordica balsamina L.
Official name : Momordica balsamina L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(095), H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, leaves of Opuntia ficus-indica are boiled with leaves of Momordica balsamina and Aloe sp. The extract is drunk by the patients
H(095) The leaves are also used as a vegetable
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : nkgakga/nku (Local Name), frican pumpkin (English)
Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill.
Official name : Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill.
Family : Cactaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, leaves of Opuntia ficus-indica are boiled with leaves of Momordica balsamina and Aloe sp. The extract is drunk by the patients
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : torofeiye (Local Name), prickly pear (English)
Ozoroa paniculosa (Sond.) R.Fern. & A.Fern.
Official name : Ozoroa paniculosa (Sond.) R.Fern. & A.Fern.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(100), H(104), H(199)
Recipes : H(100) sexually transmitted infections, roots of Ozoroa paniculosa boiled together with roots of other plants
H(104) stomach complaints, stem bark of Ozoroa paniculosa, immersed in water and extract administered
H(199) AIDS (HIV), roots of Cassia abbreviata in decoction together with roots of Terminalia sericea and Ozoroa paniculosa
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : monoko (Local Name), common resin tree (English)
Pappea capensis Ecklon & Zeyher
Official name : Pappea capensis Ecklon & Zeyher
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(027z)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery, stem bark of Pappea capensis boiled and extract administered for dysentery
H(027z) continuos mesntuation, stem bark of Pappea capensis in mixtures with Euclea divinorum and Grewia hexamita
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : motswalelakgoro (Local Name), jacket plum (English)
Peltophorum africanum Sond.
Official name : Peltophorum africanum Sond.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach complaints, stem bark of Peltoforum africanum inmmersed in water with Cassia abbreviata
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : mosese (Local Name), african wattle (English)
Sansevieria hyacinthoides (L.) Druce
Official name : Sansevieria hyacinthoides (L.) Druce
Family : Dracaenaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000), roots of Sanseviera hyancinthiodes boiled in mixtures with other plants for treatment of different ailments
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : mokgotla (Local Name), mother-in-law's tongue (English)
Schotia brachypetala Sond.
Official name : Schotia brachypetala Sond.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery, stem bark of Schotia brachypetala boiled and extract administered
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : monopi (Local Name), weeping boer-bean (English)
Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst.
Official name : Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach complaints, root bark or stem bark of Sclerocarya birrea decoction, VO.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : morula (Local Name), marula (English)
Strychnos madagascariensis Poir.
Official name : Strychnos madagascariensis Poir.
Family : Strychnaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) sexually transmitted infections, roots of Strychnos madagascarensis boiled in mixtures and administered for all STI’s
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : morapa (Local Name), black monkey orange (English)
Synadenium cupulare (Boiss.) L.C.Wheeler
Official name : Synadenium cupulare (Boiss.) L.C.Wheeler
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139) erectile dysfunction, roots of Synadenium cupulare, decoction, VO.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : mokhure (Local Name), dead-man's tree (English)
Terminalia sericea Burch. ex DC.
Official name : Terminalia sericea Burch. ex DC.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(100), H(104), H(199)
Recipes : H(100) sexually transmitted infections, roots of Terminalia sericea boiled in mixtures and administered for all STI’s
H(104) stomach complaints, stem bark, leaves boiled and extract administered
H(199) AIDS (HIV), roots of Cassia abbreviata in decoction together with roots of Terminalia sericea and Ozoroa paniculosa
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : mososo (Local Name), silver cluster-leaf (English)
Tinospora fragosa (Verd.) Verd. & Troupin
Official name : Tinospora fragosa (Verd.) Verd. & Troupin
Family : Menispermaceae
Synonyms : Desmonema fragosum Verd.
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, leaves and stem of Tinospora fragosa, boiled and drunk. Extract may be mixed with tea or juice (very bitter).
H(000) also used to treat many other diseases. Its common name suggests that it can treat any disease.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : makgonatsohle (Local Name), african pumpkin, aaron's rod (English)
Urginea sanguinea Schinz
Official name : Urginea sanguinea Schinz
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) fertility, tuber of Urginea sanguinea immersed in water and drunk for early treatment of fertility. Aloe also in the mixture. Purgative effects
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : sekanama (Local Name), sea squill (English)
Vangueria infausta Burch.
Official name : Vangueria infausta Burch.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) fertility, roots of Vangueria infuasta and roots of Helinus intergrifolius boiled and drunk for fertility. Used after first treatment with Sanseviera hyancinthiodes
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : mmilo (Local Name), wild medlar (English)
Waltheria indica L.
Official name : Waltheria indica L.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Synonyms : Waltheria americana L.
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) sexually transmitted infections, roots of Waltheria indica boiled in mixtures for all STI’s
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : motayabannyana (Local Name),sleepy morning (English)
Ximenia caffra Sond.
Official name : Ximenia caffra Sond.
Family : Olacaceae
Synonyms : Ximenia americana L. var. caffra (Sond.) Engl. , Ximenia americana L. var. tomentosa Engl.
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(001) eye ache, H(068) bilharzia, decoction of leaves of Ximenia Caffra, RNS.
H(100) sexually transmitted infections, roots of Ximenia Caffra boiled in mixtures
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : mochidi (Local Name), large sourplum (English)
Zanthoxylum leprieurii Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Zanthoxylum leprieurii Guill. & Perr.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) roots of Zanthoxylum leprieurii boiled and given to patient to forget (soothering or comforting) after a loss of a loved one
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : molebatje (Local Name), satinwood (English)
Ziziphus mucronata Willd.
Official name : Ziziphus mucronata Willd.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(000), H(033), H(139)
Recipes : H(000), H(033) fertility, H(139) erectile dysfunction, roots of Ziziphus mucronata used in mixtures with different plants for treatment of all kinds of diseases
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : mokgalo (Local Name), buffalo thorn (English)